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No. 199, July 2009

Bruce Cockburn Lesson
Your insider tour to Cockburn's brilliant one-man-band guitar style. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

Equipment Picks: Bruce Cockburn's Guitars and Gear.

Martin History Revisited
Rewriting Mike Longworth's classic book reveals how the company's inexpensive guitars, ukes, and mandolins—more than today's legendary, collectible models—helped the guitar giant weather economic hard times. By Richard Johnston.

ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
Sweet Jane. Words and music by Lou Reed. By Dan Apczynski.

CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC
Picture. Words and music by R.J. Ritchie and Sheryl Crow. By Andrew DuBrock.

PRIVATE LESSON
Trace Bundy. The emerging fingerstyle guitarist illustrates the limitless possibilities of using multiple capos. By Doug Young.
Equipment Picks: Trace Bundy's Guitars and Gear.

NEW GEAR 1
Takamine LTD 2009 Review. Acoustic Guitar checks out Takamine's latest limited edition model. By Pete Madsen.

NEW GEAR 2
UltraSound Pro-250 Amp Review. Acoustic Guitar reviews a powerful combo amp with punch and tone-shaping potential. By Charles Saufley.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Mason Jennings. How the singer-songwriter revitalized his songwriting by retreating to the woods with two mics and a laptop. By Drew Pearce.
Equipment Picks: Mason Jennings's Guitars and Gear.

HERE'S HOW
Handheld Digital Recorders. 13 ways to make the most of your portable digital recorder. By Mitch Gallagher.

THE BASICS
Singing While Playing Lesson. Learn to put your guitar and voice together to play and sing your favorite songs. By Andrew DuBrock.

LUTHIER'S WORKBENCH
McKnight Guitars Profile. Ohio-based luthier specializes in steel-strings with innovative double tops. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.

WOODSHED
Make a Chord-Melody Arrangement. Use this process to start arranging multiple parts on one guitar. By Brian Moran.

SONGBOOK
Hey Hey What Can I Do. Music and Lyrics by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham. By Andrew DuBrock.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1966 Epiphone Texan. By Derek See.

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